Anyway back to the point of getting up at some stupid time to go to the gym, it basically there are a couple of reasons:
- Its done - your whole workout is done for the day (you don't get a chance to feel like you can't be bothered, you haven't got an excuse that work has kept you from going, its done and dusted and you don't have to worry about it until the next morning).
- The feeling of achievement first thing in the morning is unreal, the release of endorphins also helps.
- There are a bunch of other reasons including increased metabolism, better diet and productivity, but for me its convenience (its done and I have no excuse for the rest of the day), plus by the time you get to work it feels like a lifetime ago that you had that workout.
So based on this, yes I do have the alarm set at 5.15am every morning, but by 7am its all done, and that also includes this morning, which for me, I had to push through some serious barriers. Doing 3 1km rows with only a minutes break was both mentally and physically challenging, there were times that I was seriously considering giving up and walking away, and there were times were I actually wanted to break down and cry, which to think that wasn't that long and somehow we have to pull through mentally for 24 hours! That will truly be a test.
The great news is I got through it, and surprising managed to carry on with the next part:
- 90 secs on ski erg
- sled push
- rope slams x 50
Now at 9pm, I am feeling a little tight but it does seem like a lifetime ago, and seriously it really does set you up for the rest of the day.